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Skill Level Beginner
- Hi I'm Garrick Chow, author of numerous audio and technology titles here at Lynda.com, and I'm also a studio and touring musician. We created this course to help guide you in the right direction when it comes to audio. Whether you want to record your own music, add sound to video or presentation, record a voice over, score a film, record a band, or edit, mix, and restore audio, this course will help you get started. I'll begin by discussing the various roles in audio and music production, as well as the basic gear and software needed for recording and mixing. From there, we'll cover many of the basic concepts that anyone interested in working with audio needs to understand.
I'll explain the basic path that all audio follows from the source, to your computer, and back out to your headphones and monitors. Next, we'll take a look at some alternative ways to capture audio for those times when you might not be able to record directly into your computer. Then, I'll provide an overview of the most popular digital audio workstation software available today, and offer suggestions to help you choose the right one for your work. And we'll also take a look at the options that are common across all audio software when it comes time to export your projects and share them with the world. Again, this is going to be a very basic overview of several topics, but throughout this course, we'll be offering suggestions of other courses you can watch at Lynda.com to view more in depth and detailed coverage of the topics I'm discussing.
Also, at the end of this course, I'll suggest some playlists you can watch to follow your interests down specific paths. So let's jump into Getting Started with Audio and Music Production.